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is bcp making my acne WORSE?

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I've been on my bcp (dianette) for around 6 weeks now and my skin has just continued to get worse :( but the two weeks that i didnt take it and just took lymecycline and duac my skin was so clear! now im just breaking out all over my chin and theyre so so painful :( could it be that dianette is making my skin worse or getting worse to get better?

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Moved to the Hormonal Treatments board.

It's not uncommon for acne to flare up during the first few months on a new pill. Your body has to adjust to the new hormone levels, and that can take a while. And, unfortunately, in the mean time, breakouts can be an issue.

My skin is usually pretty terrible for the first two months or so on a new pill (and I've switched pills quite a few times), and then it starts to calm down a bit. I'd say stick with your new pill for three full months and see if your skin starts to chill out a bit, and if it doesn't talk to your doctor about maybe trying a different pill.

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